Welcome to "The Shadow of the Bear" movie blog!

We are an independant young adult-run production based in the U.S. Midwest. The film has been in pre-production since summer 2008, and wrapped up filming on August 26th, 2010.

We premiered the project on June 23rd, 2011 at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, MN to a delighted audience of over 100 viewers.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Clip: A Visit to St. Lawrences

Bear takes Blanche and Rose to the church of St. Laurences and shares a little bit about his past.

(As always, this is still a rough cut. We're starting ADR work this week though!)


Mario said...

Not exactly what I expected St. Laurence to be like...but obviously you can't build a whole church just for the movie :) It looks great.

Elenatintil said...

LOL. It's not exactly how I originally imagined it either. However we talked to a TON of churches and apparently Catholic churches don't support having movies shot in their sanctuaries. IT was pretty frustrating. We were VERY lucky to find this chapel, which is part of a Protestant college that was once a Catholic Seminary.

Anonymous said...

maybe when you premiere the movie, someone could film it like a red carpet/movie premiere kinda thing? interview the cast and crew and some of the fans on their take of the movie's reception?

Gracie said...

Elena, one of the reasons churches don't like things filmed in their sanctuaries is because the Real Presence of Jesus Christ is present in the tabernacle, in the sanctuary, so I guess it might be disrespectful to be filming and such (and in the case of SOTB, fighting) in the presence of God.

Elenatintil said...

Gracie, yeah, at first we thought that might be an issue, but at least one of the churches was no longer in official use (and wouldn't have had the Eucharist present), and it was never cited as a reason for refusing our request. Andrew and Regina had also assumed that that issue could easily be solved by removing the Eucharist for the scenes of filming... so at this point I don't think that was it.